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Bone Cement Injection In Children
Bone spur at the bottom of my heal. Tried everything. Injections cold bottle. Medications. Etc. What's the next option?
Plantar Fasciitis: Conservative treatments of plantar fasciitis consist of stretching and icing, physical therapy, night splints, orthotics and cortisone injections. There are other types of therapy, such as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections and therapies to stimulate healing through your own bodies natural processes. If these fail, surgery is an option, but will permanently destabilize your arch. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Usual venous access: Intravenous injection of radiotracer tc 99m mdp in vein most of time at elbow, hand, etc. Usual sites of blood withdrawal. Lie on table with gamma camera positioned over areas of interest. Sometimes camera will go 360 degrees around patient to get tomography of spine. ...Read more
For a bone scan what is the purpose of doing some scans before/during the injection of the tracer? I thought that the scans were after it was absorbed
Easy imaging...: It sounds like you are referring to a three phase bone scan (flow, blood pool, and delayed images). Early images can provide more information depending on what your condition is. Early images are helpful to look for osteomyelitis, RSD, and some other conditions and can help determine if a condition is acute or chronic. ...Read more
Bone spurs: Will not improve with cortisone injection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doctors say that I should get injection in my back bone, iz this a right way for treatment? I cannot sit and bend.? Plz tell me solution.?
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. Depending on why your back hurts can determine which injection maybe helpful. ...Read more
What should be dose of vitamin d injection for 30 level of d? and -1.8 and -1.9 bmd level of bones.
Vitamin D3 is: Usually raised by taking 5000 Iu capsules, once daily. Please do what your doc says. 30 is just inside normal range. Experts say between 50 and 80 is optimal. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I broke my radius which did not form a soft callus after 8 weeks. I had a bone grafy three weeks ago. Could I benefit from calcitonin injections?
Unless you have calcium deficiency, giving calcium will not help. Even if you were deficient, oral calcium would be just as effective as that given by injection.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Got kidney removed 20 days b4 so the Injection given b4 Bone scan is it safe n whatever given through injection is tht excreated from body easily??
Yes...: The tracer which is given for bone scan is Technetium 99m MDP and it is excreted by the kidneys. The tracer is a radionuclide and has a physical half life of about 6 hours. This means that even if you had no kidneys, half of the tracer would have decayed by 6 hours. If you have kidney function, this will accelerate washout of tracer from your body and more than half will be gone by 6 hours. ...Read more
Both of my knees are almost bone to so I get injections but now my legs are swilling, is the swilling because of my knees or what?
Had a heated facet injection 29th Dec & I am still in agony, plus the base of my spine is sore. Is this normal? Also do they scrape the bone alot?
Most lumbar facet injections provide relief within 7-10 days (some actually work sooner) There is minimal scrapping of the bone, if you r still in severe pain, get back with the dr who did
the procedure right away ...Read more
I have been on every med for r.A.& did not respond to any of them. 7 years of infusions, injections, &oral r.A.Meds. Joints now are bone on bone. Help?
Replacement is next.: The indications for joint replacement is pain that fails to respond to nonoperative treatment. Sounds like you might be there. Consider seeing an orthopedist who specializes in joint replacements. He/she can evaluate your general health and discuss the risks and benefits with you. ...Read more
AS causing narrowing of spinal canal, bone spurs pinching nerve c5/6 got injections on each side NO relief! What will work to relive pain? I'm hurting
Conservative methods: Conservative approaches to cervical osteophytes include cortisone shots (temporary, may need to be repeated), pain and muscle relaxing meds, physical therapy/massage, & rest. If this approach fails, surgery may be needed (laminectomy to remove osteophytes). See a pain specialist or neurosurgeon for discussion. Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1144952-overview ...Read more
SIS IS 82 AND HAS BONE ON BONE IN SHOULDER. INSTEAD OF REPLACEMENT WANTS TO GET SYNVISC (hylan g-f 20) INJECTIONS. INS WON'T PAY FOR SHOULDER ONES. WHAT IS RECOMM?
See if orthopod: Can give a senior citizen discount? You can still pay cash for it if available, or done by the shoulder specialist. ...Read more
Steroid: Too much steroid can cause osteoporosis no matter where it is placed. Oral, IV or epidural steroid may increase chance of osteoporosis. The amount of steroid used in epidural injection for a herniated disk is less than the amount of steroid consumed as a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack taken orally to treat the same symptoms. Generally, though, we do not recommend more than 3 steroid injections in 6 months. ...Read more
Yes and No: Osteoporosis after any sort of steroid exposure can occur. Usually this requires repeated chronic long term exposure after several years. Based on your age, unless you have previous exposure to oral steroids or have had significant exposure to epidural steroid injections I would not be too concerned yet. ...Read more
2 yrs after 80mg kenalog (triamcinolone) injection into left adductor tendon where connects to bone, the area is "sunk" down relative to the right? Is this a crater?
Is it safe to take voveran injection daily for pain management for bone cancer. What would b d side effects. If not can lorsaid inj can b taken daily?
I have facet joint degeneration. It's gotten worse. It feels like bone rubbing bone. What can I do? I'm tired onf injections and they don't wor
Hard to Say: Without evaluating you fully what to do. Recommend if you are not getting relief, seek another opinion. See a Pain/Spine specialist that is fellowship trained and has understanding of the musculoskeletal system like a physiatrist. ...Read more
My trusted periodontist to do sinus augmentation since needs 3 mm more of bone for #14 implant. I will have local injections for this. Should I worry?
Common Procedure: There are different approaches to sinus augmentation, with some less invasive than others. Your trusted periodontist can discuss the technique planned for your surgery and provide you with more information regarding your concerns. An internal sinus augmentation can certainly be performed comfortably and safely under local anesthesia. ...Read more
Hello, my son is 11 and he is 5'3. his endocrine dr wants to start injections of Lupron even though his bone age is already that of a 16 year old. Do?
Endocrine: His bone age shows he is growing too quickly and the medication is to slow it down. You have questions for your endocrinologist ...Read more
I fell 4 months ago, slipped fell hard fractured my fibulae and broke bone on my pelvis. I have done PT ice heat etc and recently had injections into?
A question here???
Ask again. Be specific
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With high MCH and MCV and hematokrit is there safe with ferritin injection? It is recommended after low ferritin in bone marrow and prescription to tablet
Not clear: The question is not entirely clear. A high MCV and MCH anemia is not usually due to iron defiency alone. Therefore, other factors may be leading to anemia, and iron will not treat the other cause (s). As to safety, iron infusions are usually safe, but rarely there are severe reactions. Therefore, iron infusions should never be considered until other types of treatments have not worked. ...Read more
Will epidural steroid injections cause harm to my bones or having any adverse long term effects to my body?
Very painful bone spur on the side of my heel. Podiatrist had me do stretches, injection, taping, anti-inflammatory, nothing worked. Now what?
Been on Forteo for 16 months. Have a 5.45 TSH. Have had several odd bone spurs develop and discontinued the Forteo injections. Any reason for concern?
Don't be concerned but do ask your doctor to check if you still need Forteo.
Please let me know what the doctor says. ...Read more
Strained back 9 months ago. Right l5s1 facet joint has a bone spur. Both sides is strained. Will prp injections heal me? Is it dangerous?
Platelet rich plasma: PRP or platelet rich plasma encourages healing of all injuries. It may well heal you. It's very safe as it comes from your own blood and only requires a few injections. Good luck! ...Read more
My 58 yrs old father has pain in left shldr and was diagnosed with calcium deficiency. Doc advised a ca injection in bone. Is the injctn really reqd.?
Doesn't sound right.: Calcium deficiency in and of itself does not cause pain. A fracture may be caused by severe calcium deficiency but that would be unusual in a 58 year old male. Calcium can't just be injected into bone. All in all this does not make a lot of sense. I would seek clarification or a second opinion. ...Read more
Take chinese herbal medicine together wif diabetes med. (injection n oral) high blood med., cholesterol med., and other regard bones med.. Is it ok?
Be careful: "chinese medicines" are often not what they are supposed to be. "chrysanthemum petals" may be potent steroids or even fungal poisons. Do your best to find out what you are really taking -- and this may be difficult. There are a variety of interesting supplemental / complementary medicines for diabetes available from reputable sources; discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Had cortisone in AC joint. First one failed, hit bone and tingly shock wave through body. Second attempt successful but 28 hours later whole shoulder, up neck, down to elbow feels same pain as injection?
See your md: I assume you had ac joint injections for ac joint arthrosis or 'weight lifters' clavicle. If u are having the symptoms you are describing I would contact his office and see if you can't be seen fairly soon. Ac joint injections should not cause pain in neck, down arm etc. Any allergies? See your ors. ...Read more